#863 We traveled back in time. ~ Osaka castle ~
On the second day, I took my ex-host family to Osaka castle. It was a rainy day. They didn’t have umbrellas. They ware just wearing rain jackets and hats. They said “This is Seattle style!” It looked nice on them. We walked about 15minutes from Morinomiya station to Osaka castle.
Foreign tourists are interested in Japanese history.
We entered the castle tower(admission fee was 600 yen).
There are many displays where one can learn the history of Osaka castle. The miniature figures depicting the Summer War of Osaka were popular among the foreign tourists.
They took a lot of pictures of it.↓
There were so many explanations and dioramas of Hideyoshi’s life in the tower. When my host father asked me about how the Summer War of Osaka started. I answered it, but I didn’t think I explained it well. I thought I should have learned its history more beforehand.
In fact, I was surprised that they were studying the explanations very carefully. Way more than I expected.
Go back in time
After we left Osaka castle, we visited MIRAIZA OSAKA-JO that is in front of Osaka castle.
There were some souvenir shops and restaurants in the building.
It was fun to see Ninja items and Samurai items. My host parents bought two folding umbrellas which have a ninja-sword style handle for their grandsons.
We felt like we had traveled back in time on that day.
↓Lunch was ramen. It made our body warm.